Derby County look to recover from their recent slump in form when they take on Rotherham United at the Pride Park this weekend. Derby have dropped out of the play-offs in the recent few weeks and they now trail Aston Villa by one point. Rotherham United remain in the bottom three but they are very close to getting out of the relegation zone with Reading just one point ahead. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby County were held to a second consecutive stalemate just before the international break as Stoke City managed a goalless draw at the Pride Park. Even though Derby are unbeaten in three matches, they have managed just one win in this period.
Rotherham were beaten at home by table leaders Norwich City with a 2-1 score just before the international break. This was only the second defeat for Rotherham since February.
The reverse fixture between Rotherham and Derby witnessed a 1-0 victory for the home team, as they capitalised on Tom Lawrence’s early sending off in the second half. Derby County, though, were able to pick up an impressive 3-0 success over Rotherham in the last meeting at Pride Park. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
There has been a walkover for Derby whenever they have faced Rotherham at Pride Park, as they have been able to win all six meetings. Derby’s biggest struggles against this opponent have come in away matches and Lampard will be quite relieved about these statistics. Derby need a victory in order to avoid losing touch of the play-off places. The inferior goal difference for Derby – in comparison with the likes of Aston Villa – effectively places Lampard’s men at a big disadvantage in terms of promotion hopes. However, Rotherham’s away blues should result in a home win, according to our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County vs Rotherham United draw odds: 3.75
Rotherham United win odds: 5.75
Correct Score odds
There have been goals from Derby in past meetings against Rotherham. In fact, there was a four-game spell in the 2015 and 2016 meetings when Derby scored three goals in all games against this opponent. This is unlikely to be repeated with Derby low on confidence, but this game should have a decent outcome. Our correct score prediction expects a 2-1 victory for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby County 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The earlier meeting between Derby and Rotherham was a 1-0 victory for the latter, but there are expected to be goals in this match due to the importance of this encounter. Aside from the victory, Derby need to improve their goal difference and a home match is one of the best solutions. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jack Marriot has been a disappointment for Derby County in recent weeks. The former has not scored in his last 10 games for Derby. Midfielder Harry Wilson is also going through a similar run with his last goal coming in the middle of January against strugglers Reading. Even then, his recent form is among the decent ones for Lampard to count upon. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Harry Wilson.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Harry Wilson at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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